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Willie Nelson – April 25
With a career spanning six decades, the iconic Texan is the creative genius behind classic recordings such as “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” “On the Road Again” and “Good Hearted Woman.” Steve Moakler opens the show. 7:30 p.m. $67-$127. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
We Are UNITED Luncheon with Geena Davis – April 28
Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis is the keynote speaker of the Valley of the Sun “We Are UNITED” luncheon, raising funds for the Breakfast in the Classroom program that feed tens of thousands of children at dozens of area schools. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $125 per person/$1000 per table. The Phoenician Resort, 6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, vsuw.org/wlclunch.
Stomp – April 28-29
The international percussion sensation uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps, paint cans – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The production is staged by Theater League. F, 8 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $40.25-$75.25. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, broadwayorpheum.com, 602-262-7272.
Junk in the Trunk – April 28-30
All things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade are in the spotlight as more than 200 hand-picked artists share vintage and handmade items. Local musicians add to the festivities. $8-$65. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com, 480-696-4018.
Kings of Leon – April 29
The Nashville brothers (and one cousin) bring their Walls tour to the Valley, with Deerhunter as special guest. 7 p.m. $29.50-$89.50. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Phoenix Grand Prix – April 29
The biggest stars in open-wheel racing hit the track for 250 miles under the lights. 6 p.m. $35-$70, adults; $10, children; $50 garage and pit pass. Phoenix International Raceway, 7602 S. Avondale Blvd., Avondael, phoenixraceway.com, 866-408-RACE.
Wet Electric with Diplo – April 29
American’s largest waterpark music festival is coming to Big Surf before the park opens for the season in May. Diplo and other DJs perform on a floating stage in the middle of the wave pool while attendees check out water slides and drink beer. 18 and over. $55; $99 VIP. Big Surf, 1500 N. McClintock Dr., Tempe, wet-electric.com.
EPICURIAD – April 29
The Beer for Brains Foundation’s 2017 EPICURIAD Spring 2017 Food, Craft Beer and Wine Pairings event is getting street food chefs out of their trucks and into the kitchen. The event begins with a timed showdown between two celeb chefs followed by a main event of food and bev pairings. Proceeds to benefit brain cancer research. $95/person; $150 VIP. 15250 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, thebeerforbrainsfoundation.org.
Chalk Art Festival – April 29
Artists from the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) will make the ground their canvases at big shopping venues around the Valley. They’ll craft eye-popping, dimension-bending illustrations on permanent canvas murals while inspired shoppers can hit the bricks at the KidsZone and draw their own chalk masterpieces. Vote for your favorite mural through May 4 for a chance to win the canvas. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Tempe Marketplace, Tempe; Desert Ridge Marketplace, Phoenix; Westgate Entertainment District, Glendale, saaca.org.
Phoenix Arab American Festival – April 29-30
This two-day event features dozens of musicians, performers and dancers celebrating the rich and diverse history of Arab-American culture. Also find authentic Middle Eastern food, kids’ rides, hookah lounge, arts and crafts and a Miss Arab USA Pageant. 4-10 p.m. Sa-Su. $5; Free, children 10 and younger. Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, arabamericanfestival.org.